Me sitting on a table holding a coffee.
nutrition

A Coffee A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

What new research says about daily coffee consumption This is for all the coffee lovers out there! I was once told "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" however, some exciting research suggests the same could be true for coffee. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks of choice across the world. The… Continue reading A Coffee A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Holding my green triodos bank card to the camera.
Sustainability

Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

The (un)ethical nature of banking Fossil fuel financing is a problem that sits at the heart of many large corporations and banks are no exception to this. Banks have, for years, supported the use of fossil fuels as well as other problematic industries including the support of arms to the Middle East, pipeline projects in… Continue reading Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

Mental Health, Self

How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Sleep?

How Pandemic Life Has Changed the Way We Sleep Recently, the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine published an editorial on how children and teens were sleeping in the pandemic. For a long time now, it has been widely known that the school system is not beneficial for the sleep needs of young people. As we… Continue reading How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Sleep?

Media, Self

4 Youtube Channels for Beginner Gardeners

Gardening Channels I Love It is a year since the pandemic forced us all inside. Many of us discovered the magic of houseplants which allowed us some connection to nature during this time. Now, as the days are beginning to get lighter and longer, and as the daffodils begin to gift us with a warm,… Continue reading 4 Youtube Channels for Beginner Gardeners

Exercise, Mental Health, nutrition

Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

My dear friends, Welcome back to my blog. Earlier this week I posted an article explaining why it is that a lot of people tend to feel worse in winter. This year, a bit of a different winter presents itself to us. With lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19, restrictions have been put in place… Continue reading Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

Exercise, Running

The Great South Run: A Review

It is early in the morning. I have butterflies in my stomach as I try to force down a bowl of porridge. It’s plain porridge, ungarnished by my usual spread of frozen berries, nut butters and flax seeds. I don’t like taking risks with my digestion before running anything longer than a 5k. I am… Continue reading The Great South Run: A Review